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Why sports fans are the way they are
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:39pm

Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...more

2014 NFL Women’s Apparel Campaign Sneak Peek
by A Glam Slam
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:15pm

The NFL has enlisted a new crop of famous female faces to appear in the 2014 Women’s Apparel campaign, “Together We Make Football.” Dania Ramirez, Jordin Sparks, Jessica Szohr and Erin Heatherton are among the women set to model the...more

Richard Fox Slams ICF for Delaying Women's Canoe Inclusion Until Tokyo2020
by WomenCANIntl
posted November 17, 2013 at 7:29pm

Richard Fox slams the ICF over delaying inclusion of Women's Canoe until Tokyo 2020.      http://www.sportscene.tv/news/fox-slams-icf-over-olympic-plan "...high level female athletes continue to be significantly restricted in their acces...more

What Fighters Can Do to Help their Media Profile
by Wombat Sports
posted September 4, 2013 at 8:55am

We at Wombat Sports have dedicated the site to covering female combat sports, and that isn’t an easy task. Hours of research and writing go into our day. As much as we try, we can’t cover everything and miss a lot of news and upcoming prospect...more

Female fanwear brand Meesh & Mia partners with Stacy Keibler
by A Glam Slam
posted July 16, 2013 at 3:59pm

Meesh & Mia, an apparel company best known for its fashion-forward, officially licensed collegiate clothing range, has recently expanded its efforts to include NFL-themed apparel. Earlier this year, the company released a limited-edition, Super B...more

[Video] Cheerleader Makes Amazing Half-Court, Front-Flip Shot
by Pretty Tough
posted February 23, 2013 at 10:32am

Next year’s NBA All-Star game might want to replace the slam dunk contest with the half-court shot while doing a front flip. If that happens, the NBA should invite cheerleader Ashlee Arnau to show them how it is done. Arnau, 21, a cheerleader at W...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

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Emma Pooley: Completely Wrong
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted September 23, 2012 at 9:50am

The Women's Senior Elite Road Race Championships, Holland Interviewing a competitor directly after an event is a bit like interviewing a drunk person. They can be tired, emotional, even vomiting – I've seen combinations of all three. And as with...more

Why aren't more women watching women's sports?
by Sports, Media & Society
posted July 15, 2012 at 9:14pm

Research from the Curley Center for Sports Journalism has recently generated international coverage, giving legs to a study that first appeared in the academic journal Communication, Culture and Critique.   The study began with a simple question: Wh...more

How I Became a Superfan, Part 3
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted May 30, 2012 at 1:11pm

The Ohio High School Championships are this weekend, and twenty-five years ago at that meet is when I became a Superfan of track and field. This week I’m telling the story of how it happened. You can read the earlier chapters: Part 1 Part 2 Now, ...more

How I Became a Superfan, Part 2
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted May 29, 2012 at 5:45pm

This weekend’s Ohio High School championships mark the 25th anniversary of when I went from someone who thought track was nice to someone who was truly obsessed. It’s a long story and needs to be broken up into parts. Yesterday I posted Part...more

Leading by Example- Santa Clara University Women’s Basketball Coaches
by BAWSI Drea
posted March 23, 2012 at 9:25am

  Here at BAWSI we rely heavily on female athletes to understand the importance of using their unique platform for good. But, rarely do we see the coaches of these athletes making the same commitment themselves. The Santa Clara University women&rsqu...more

Female Sports Fans - On the outside looking in
by The Rabbit Hole
posted February 6, 2012 at 12:11am

Photo from ESPNW Although less an anomaly today than ever before, the female sports fan continues to remain a creature that is received with much criticism and apprehension.  The fact that I have to specify "female" sports fan indicates that this is...more

Happy National Girls & Women in Sports Day #NGWSD
by Pretty Tough
posted February 1, 2012 at 8:55pm

It is the first Wednesday in February which means it’s the day of the year to honor the athletic successes of women and girls in your community. The National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) is celebrating the 26th National Girls an...more

Team Sports and Team Parents
by CPS8910
posted January 30, 2012 at 7:40pm

Have you ever noticed that when team sports need parents to help with team things like fundraising, working in a concession stand, it is always the same parents?  How do some people have the volunteer spirit alive in their hearts, and other turn th...more

Topps Olympic Trading Cards
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted January 9, 2012 at 1:56am

A few days ago you may have heard that Topps will be issuing a 2012 Olympic trading card set. Michael Phelps, Hope Solo, Shawn Johnson and other athletes who are seeking to represent the U.S. in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be part of a new ca...more

“Men slap five when they make a good play, women clap furiously”; A Reason to Dislike Women’s Basketball?
by Same Size Balls
posted December 27, 2011 at 10:15am

Sometimes it kind of sucks to not be in on a joke. Everyone around you laughing, as you awkwardly stand there, pretending you understand, wishing you understood what the hell was so funny. This happens whenever I come across WNBA jokes — and it ha...more

Irish people loving their sport
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted December 22, 2011 at 2:38pm

Katie Taylor pic courtesy Lucozade So life just got a little complicated for advocates of women's sport in Ireland. A new survey found that a lot more men than women love sport. Oops.They found that almost one-third of people living here "love and follow ...more

What's that about social capital?
by After Atalanta
posted December 17, 2011 at 4:41pm

Earlier this week I mentioned how fandom of women's sports earns one very little social capital. This point was illustrated by a Yahoo contributor article I read a few days later. The author, a female firefighter, talks about how, in order to get by in a ...more

A look at The League of Fans' manifesto for youth sports
by Sports, Media & Society
posted October 2, 2011 at 8:45pm

The League of Fans, a Ralph-Nader-funded group trying to reform sports culture, recently published part seven of a ten-part “Sports Manifesto,” a document meant to address a number of problems that the League of Fans sees with the win-at-all-costs an...more

Ever heard of the Tulsa Shock Breakfast Club before? Now you have.
by Swish Appeal
posted September 25, 2011 at 4:31pm

Ever heard of the Tulsa Shock Breakfast Club before? Now you have. ...more

NFL women's campaign: Season Two
by A Glam Slam
posted September 8, 2011 at 12:26am

The 2011-12 NFL regular season officially kicks-off tomorrow, with a Thursday night game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. Fans have been gearing up for football, setting their fantasy teams, preparing for tailgates and updating th...more

VS Pink expands NFL line-up to include all 32 teams
by A Glam Slam
posted August 10, 2011 at 7:45pm

Victoria’s Secret PINK began playing with the NFL last year, with the launch of a 12 team collection of licensed gear. For the upcoming season, the brand has expanded their NFL collection to include all 32 teams. It’s a move that will certainly appea...more

Why do guys watch sports?
by Swish Appeal
posted August 8, 2011 at 9:52pm

There's a perennial question that surrounds the WNBA: How can the league get more male viewers?  Men make up the bulk of sports enthusiasts, of course, and the WNBA is a sports league.  It follows naturally that the W would want to win over some of thos...more

Some Sparks fans speak out about WNBA season losses
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 7, 2011 at 2:54pm

As the losses mount for the Los Angeles Sparks (7-12), fan frustration continues to grow. Solutions to the problems of this season, and the past two, are also being hotly debated.Three fans who posted on the members-only Sparks fans message board last wee...more

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